Jeffrey D. Allers, originally from Iowa, USA, has published multiple games, including New York Slice, New Amsterdam, Citrus, Alea Iacta Est, and Heartland, has written articles for Gamewire, Boardgame News, Counter Magazine, and Opinionated Gamers, has lectured at Berlin's Technical University and has led youth and children's workshops on game design in local schools.
Bernd Eisenstein, originally from Speyer, has published multiple games, including Zack und Pack, Peloponnes, Alea Iacta Est and PAX, won the Hippodice game design competition with Maya, founded Irongames in 2009, and writes game and film reviews on his own blog.
Peer Sylvester, originally from Hamburg, has published multiple games including King of Siam, Wir sind das Volk, The Lost Expedition, and Big Cityz, has edited several books of games for Bambus Spieleverlag, and writes a gaming blog for Spielbar.
Hartmut Kommerell has published multiple games, including Finito!, Die Seidenstrasse, and Der kleine Eisbär und das Schollenhopsen.
Sophia Wagner, from Potsdam, won the Spiel des Jahres scholarship for new designers at the Göttingen Game Designers Convention in 2015. Her first published game is Noria.
Carlo Bortolini from Italy designed Memoarrr!
George von Heusinger
Peter Jürgensen designed Nimble.
Miguel Vieira, originally from Portugal, had designed and built escape rooms.
Jérôme Morin-Drouin, originally from Quebec, Canada, founded The Incredible Company, which published his games and puzzles, including the origami puzzle, Manifold, from Gamewright's puzzle brand Brainwright. His first published game is Pirate Lords.
Günter Cornett has published multiple games including Kahuna, Hey That's My Fish!, The Bottle Imp, and Down Under, and founded Bambus Spieleverlag in 2004, through which he has also published several books of games.
Thorsten Gimmler has published multiple games, including No Thanks!, Thief of Bagdad, Aton, and Odin's Ravens, and is now a developer for Schmidt-Spiele in Berlin.
William Attia, designer of Caylus and Spyrium, visited from Paris with partner Conny Richter from Germany's Ruhrgebiet.
Juma Al-JouJou self-published Green Deal and Clans of Caledonia.
Sam Brown from California, USA designed and published Lyssan: Where Flags Change with the Wind.
Sebastian Wenzel, from Wiesbaden, is a journalist and contributor to Spielbox, as well as the founder of Zuspieler.
Joe Baranoski, from the United States, initiated Berlin's largest gaming social network on meetup.com, currently with over 1,000 members.
Mike Georgiou from Greece.
Manuel Uzelmaier from Freiburg